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The move into the six floor office building on the Honey Suckle foreshore in Newcastle was a large cultural change for NIB. Head office employees had previously been separated in accommodation of varying standards. Employees now work together in light, bright egalitarian new offices. The concept of the ‘eternal summer’ and wellbeing were reinforced through the planning, finishes, furniture, plants and graphics. An open central stair links all six floors promoting communication, circulation and wellbeing through movement.
Drainage is often the forgotten workhorse of the building and design function. Yet drainage maintains a simple albeit vital purpose.